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HS2 launches public consultations on plans to extend the railway North

Plans for the development of Britain’s new high speed railway between the Midlands and the North moved a step closer today, as HS2 Ltd revealed more detailed design proposals. Construction of the Phase One route between Birmingham and London is now well underway with 7,000 jobs already supported through the project.

House builder invests £250k in flood defences for Huddersfield village

A house builder has invested £250,000 into the development of flood defences to protect a Huddersfield village from future flooding. The system, which has been part of a 12-month project, has been created by SB Homes – who are currently developing a 70-home site, Empire Works, close to the village centre. The

Sheffield Forgemasters welcomes largest ever apprentice intake

A leading Sheffield based engineering specialist has welcomed its largest ever intake of 33 apprentices, destined to become future drivers of the business. Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd's (SFIL) largest recruitment of trainees provides positions across the company ranging from machinists to degree students as it future-proofs the business against an ageing

Sheffield Forgemasters appoints COO in new role

Renowned engineering specialist, Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd, has appointed a Chief Operating Officer (COO) in a newly created role. Following the appointment of David Bond as CEO and Stephen Hammell as CFO, Paul Cahill joins from Rolls Royce PLC (Civil Aerospace Division) where he worked as transformation executive, taking up the

Yorkshire dairy farm invests to future-proof business

A dairy farm in North Yorkshire is set to save more than £3,000 a year thanks to changes made to its wash-down system by specialist renewable energy consultants, Greenio. The Greenio team worked with the Sowray family at its Sheriff Hutton farm to specify, supply and install a 16-kilowatt HT Daikin

WSP appointed to produce study on economic case for Trans-Pennine transport schemes

Professional services and engineering consultancy, WSP has been appointed by Highways England to undertake a technical study to strengthen the strategic and economic argument for a package of transport schemes - including a part-tunnel, part-surface route across the Pennines. The in-depth “Trans-Pennine Tunnel Study” report will also assess the case for

Smith Brothers extends design offering with appointment of specialist team

Elland-headquartered high-voltage power contractor Smith Brothers has acquired a new Sheffield office and appointed a specialist design team, to bolster its extensive remit of electrical engineering services. Bringing over 90 years’ combined industry experience to the firm – acquired through senior roles within Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) as well as construction,

North Yorkshire site snapped up for housing

A Yorkshire law firm has confirmed the purchase of a 1.4-acre site in a North Yorkshire village, with development now underway for residential housing. Shulmans LLP, acting on behalf of Cromsdale Property Group, assisted on the successful completion of the purchase of the Pickhill site near Thirsk. The site has planning permission

Jet Aire wins 12-month contract with Yorkshire Water

Leeds-based drainage and civil engineering company, Jet Aire Services, has been awarded a 12-month contract to provide drainage maintenance on behalf of Yorkshire Water. Valued at circa £100,000, the work includes cleansing and clearance services to be provided throughout the Yorkshire region as a Tier 2 contractor, direct for Yorkshire Water. The successful